Book Highlight : Charles Cramer - Yosemite

blogEntryTopperIt’s not everyday that that one comes across a monograph by that great American landscape photographer Charles Cramer. Come to think of it, I know of none! So this future publication by landscape photography publishing specialists, Triplekite, in the UK is all the more special. Due to be published in July 2016 it can be pre ordered from their site here The special edition of the book I’m afraid, is sold out at this time. If unfamiliar with Charles’ work, than have a look at his website. Also have a look at the youtube video below to see the man himself talk about his work. A true master of the art and craft of classical landscape photography, oh and he can play the piano too.

Walker Evans - aperture masters of photography

blogEntryTopperAperture has recently published an update to it’s 1990s masters of photography, Walker Evans book. I must say that it would make an excellent primer for the young photographer. If the book I mentioned on an earlier blog here is too expensive then this should fit the bill.



This hardcover book is about 8 inches square and has an introductory essay and excellent commentary by David Campany on the photos featured. All photos are printed one to a page on the right hand side with commentary on the left page - a simple elegant design.


The book shows work by Evans from as early as 1929 to as late as 1973/74 the late work being in colour and made with a polaroid SX-70 camera.


What is very impressive with this new publication is the quality of the printing. In beautiful duotone, this is about the best I have ever seen Evans work reproduced. When you consider that the book retails for about €16 this would make a handsome addition to any photography students library.



Book details here